Death on the Cheap: The Agony of Ruth

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief This is the second installment in a series of articles investigating the 1982 murder of Thunderbird professor Nicholas Schrock. The first can be found here. The story will be concluded over the next two weeks. A Note on Violence There are many types and degrees of violence which can be met […]

Telling Our Story: An Alum’s Experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Ken Strange, Guest Writer, ’87 I was happy to be back after several months…happy to return to the winding canyon trails in the Santa Monicas where I could feel the warm California sun on my shoulders. I stopped midway through my run—the hills appeared more like those of Ireland than Agoura Hills—and was comforted […]

Eyes Open: Africa

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer There I was. A 6 foot 2 inch tall, 18 year old blonde, and smack dab in the middle of a suburb in Ghana. I was the pink elephant in town. Women and men stared at me with curiosity, the “bruni” (white girl), like I was some sort of alien […]

Clip Show: Tying It All Together

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer Coming across this website that finds linear regressions and graphs TV show episodes, I typed in a show I used to watch in my undergrad: The Office. Here’s what the chart looks like: You might notice that there is a little outlier in yellow for season six; this was a clip episode. […]

The Difficulties of Doing Sustainability

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Late last year, I was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by my Alma Mater, ASU’s School of Sustainability (SOS). The workshop brought together people who had, in various ways, proven their chops as sustainability professionals and ‘change agents,’ and our goal was to bring our collective expertise and brainpower […]

TSG Candidates Fall ’17: A Closer Look

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor It’s election season at Thunderbird for one more day, and unfortunately for reality TV fans out there, everyone has relatively been getting along and tensions have been low. Luckily for the student body, though, the candidates are not only very qualified, but also personable and engaging people who have shown […]

Russia Is Back! Are We Ready for the Challenge?

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer On Wednesday, in Moscow, the U.S. Secretary of State held high-level conversations with his Russian counterpart and the President of Russia. According to CNBC, his words were: “There is a low level of trust between our countries. The world’s two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship.” Both countries […]

Catch Up with the Dreams of the Original DreamCatchers

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer From April 4th to 10th, Thunderbird hosted 15 Native American women for the initiative known as Project DreamCatcher. This project was launched as a partnership between the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Thunderbird for Good to empower Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tohono O’odham, San Carlos Apache, and White Mountain […]